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I write about things I'm: learning, building, organizing, and thinking about. Check out my security blog here.

GitHub Field Day NYC 2024 Organizer 3/15/2024

I had the pleasure of helping organize GitHub Field Day NYC 2024, and it took a lot of planning and coordination to make it happen. I had a lot of fun at the event and wanted to detail some of the things that went into organizing it and some parts of the event that I found interesting. What Is Git...

Battlecode 2024 Finalist 1/28/2024

I was dragged into Battlecode 2024 by one of our teammates. I had never heard of Battlecode before, but I was excited to try it out. I had a lot of fun and I'm glad I did it, and we ended up qualifying for the finals and placing 13th overall. So I figured I'd write a blog post about the experience ...

Organizing MadHacks Fall 2023 Reflections 11/11/2023

I was one of the lead organizers for MadHacks Fall 2023, a 24-hour hackathon at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The amount of effort and time that went into planning and executing this was absurd, so I wanted to write a blog post about it and hopefully inspire others to organize more events li...